Zaha Hadid- Beijing New Airport Terminal

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The terminal for the Beijing New Airport was designed by Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid and her team. It is a six-spoked wheel, and in the middle is a central, multi-tiered meeting area for passengers. The spokes of the wheel and the compact design enable people to easily walk to and from the different gates, instead of needing to use a tram system. They also separate international and domestic travel on different levels. The entire design is to maximize utility while minimizing space. This also helps to reduce the terminal’s carbon footprint.

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